Race for new Amazon HQ is altering TCAAP plans in Arden Hills

Bruce Bisping, Star Tribune

The idea of a huge second Amazon headquarters in the Twin Cities has “changed things quickly and dramatically” for the board in charge of the state’s largest development project.

Louis Jambois, the former head of the St. Paul Port Authority who is negotiating a development deal for the 427-acre Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP) site in Arden Hills, said that while existing plans are “not out the window,” the Amazon opportunity has “caused us to rethink the opportunities here.”

With people all over North America salivating for a project promising 50,000 jobs, no one claimed that the bid will be anything but a long shot.

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